Baseball BREAKING: Didi Gregorius to Undergo Tommy John Surgery Yankees starting shortstop suffers elbow injury after playoff game in Boston. by Melissa Mastrantonio October 12, 2018 When it rains, it pours. During the end-of-season press conferences from Yankees’ Manager Aaron Boone and GM Brian Cashman at noon on Friday, news broke that starting shortstop Didi Gregorius will undergo Tommy John surgery this offseason. This news is coming days after the brutal 3-1 ALDS loss to the Boston Red Sox. According to Cashman, Gregorius blew out his elbow during an ALDS game in Boston while making a cumbersome throw to second base. However, Cashman has reason to believe that this injury dates back to an elbow tear he had with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2014, and that the awkward throw may have further aggravated it. The timetable for his return is hard to gauge since, as of now, there is no scheduled surgery date. Cashman stated, “we’re going to be without his abilities for some time, until sometime next summer.” For infielders, the recovery time for Tommy John is eight-to-ten months long – depending on the nature of the surgery and the severity of the injury. If there was more damage to the elbow than just the ligament tear, the Yankees may be looking at the longer side of the recovery process. This will undoubtedly have a devastating effect on both the Yankees’ offensive and defensive production. Being the only consistent lefty power in the lineup, Gregorius clobbered 27 home runs and batted in 86 runs. He was the only player on the team with more RBI than strikeouts, while batting .268 on the season with a .829 OPS. Cashman stated there is no short-term replacement plan in place as of now. Post Views: 1,775 The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Melissa Mastrantonio Latest posts by Melissa Mastrantonio (see all) BREAKING: Didi Gregorius to Undergo Tommy John Surgery - October 12, 2018 Related TopicsDidi GregoriusFeatureTommy JohnYankees 1 Comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Newsletter Subscription Can't Miss Posts! Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 The Most Catastrophic Boat Trip Since the Titanic; the New York Giants by John Venezia | posted on October 4, 2020 Women in Sports Interview Series: It’s a sure bet with Philadelphia native, Erin Kate Dolan (VIDEO) by Denise Gonzalez | posted on March 17, 2020 Exclusive Interview: SNY Personality, Maria Marino, Shares Career Journey (VIDEO) by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on January 28, 2021 How Former NFL Scout and Coach Chris Landry Became an Entrepreneur and Sportscaster by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 23, 2021 More in Baseball You Know I’m Right, Episode 112: New York Jets’ Insider Brian Costello (Audio/Video) On the 112th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 109: The Athletic’s Marc Carig (Audio/Video) On the 109th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 108: WFAN’s Sweeny Murti (Audio/Video) On the 108th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 107: New York Post’s Columnist Mike Vaccaro (Audio/Video) On the 107th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... The Post Mortem Yankees Report – Where it all went wrong Sonny With a Chance of… Relocation?